Project Manager - Austin, TX 

Location: Austin, TX, Texas  


Centennial is a national leader in renovation, infrastructure improvements, new construction, sustainable initiatives and emergency services for facility owners. We operate a nationwide network of more than 30 offices led by construction professionals who share a common goal: to keep promises, honor commitments and exceed client expectations. Our performance helps forge strong partnerships, which are strengthened over time.

As the nation's foremost practitioner of Job Order Contracting (JOC) project delivery, Centennial tailors its performance-based approach to best address owner requirements. Centennial adapts its proven systems to ably address project intricacies, whether through Design-Build, Integrated Delivery, Construction Management, On-Call Construction, Engineering and Services or Facility Management.

Centennial serves institutions, government agencies and private industry. As a member of the Bilfinger Engineering and Services Group, Centennial helps clients better control day-to-day expenditures, lower energy consumption and reduce facility management costs.

People constitute Centennial's key differentiator - professionals committed to operating at the forefront of performance-based construction and contributing daily to mutually beneficial, long-term client partnerships.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field highly desired
• 4+ years’ experience in the construction industry with a commercial or industrial general contractor
• Previous experience managing and coordinating multiple projects and subcontractors/vendors
• Proficient in producing detailed fixed price estimates; has the ability to use RS Means or other published unit price books to produce detailed line item estimates
• Strong knowledge of construction means and methods
• Proficient with Microsoft Office; Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
• Experience with and/or ability to learn project specific software such as ProCore, BlueBeam, or similar
• Must be able to develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships with clients, subcontractors, all levels of personnel, and more
• Ability to be flexible and adaptable to frequent changes and work in a fast paced environment
• Possess effective negotiating skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, to include clear, concise and professional presentation of information
• Ability to manage all resources, to include operations support staff, vendors, subcontractors, time, and more, as well as, prioritizing tasks in order to meet tight deadlines and successfully deliver high quality projects
• Ability to work well in a team environment


Scope of Responsibility:


Position requires management of multiple projects concurrently. The value of projects will vary based on contract type and overall complexity but in general the position will oversee projects ranging from $2,000 to $500,000 each or $1,500,000 annually. Responsible for CPM and/or MS Project scheduling and project cost control and risk management. Performs estimating duties as required. Coordinates with Project Architects, Engineers, Superintendents, and other operations support members. Responsible for job order contract administration, data entry, scope of work development, cost estimates, proposals development, subcontractor buyout and coordination, scheduling, coordination with project architects and engineers, project meetings, project records and documents, managing customer relations and expectations.


Position Duties:

• Plans, coordinates, and manages all facets necessary to complete projects within budget, on time, and deliver quality work
• Create and manage project budgets
• Collaborate with project team effectively and continuously throughout projects
• Manage delivery order execution in accordance with contract requirements and project management procedures
• Attend pre-issuance site visits to determine existing conditions and client needs
• Develop detailed project scope of work to include drawings, renderings, preliminary approximations of types of materials to be used and basic quantity counts
• Review the proposal scope of work, specifications, and drawings to ensure they clearly define the project requirements and client expectations
• Prepare estimates based on technical specifications, scope of work and drawings or sketches; to include detailed quantity take-offs for each job order and enter line items into on-site computer containing the Unit Price Book software
• Confirm that all necessary line items are included in the estimate and any unnecessary items are excluded
• Prepare quantity take-offs and enter line items into on-site computer containing the pre-established unit prices using RS Means or other line item estimating tools
• Develop pricing for non-scheduled line items
• Solicit detailed proposal information from at least 3 vendors and/or subcontractors with all supporting documentation on equipment, material and labor costs for materials or equipment not covered in an industry standard manual or for work to be performed by subcontractor
• Evaluate vendor and subcontractor proposals to confirm compliance with scope of work; negotiate delivery order subcontractor agreements based upon this information
• Coordinate subcontractor buyout; to include arranging and attending site visits with subcontractors, tracking subcontractor proposals and entering required data in project management software.
• Review subcontractor proposals to ensure compliance with project requirements
• Prepare a detailed proposal package based on the scope of work and the line item estimate; submit to client and attend negotiations to support the proposal as submitted. Negotiate with the client as necessary
• Negotiate with subcontractors and prepare detailed subcontractor agreements
• Establish logs and track required submittals and RFI’s; review for compliance with the contract documents
• Develop and maintain detailed project schedules for use by the customer, subcontractors, and field superintendents
• Coordinate project close-out; to include obtaining required documentation, assisting in pre-final inspections and As-Built drawings
• Contact new and existing customers to discuss their needs and if applicable, understanding the full potential of frame work agreements in place to serve their market in order to propose solutions, identify improvements, enhance customer service and retention, and grow business

• Supervise and mentor operations support staff and junior level roles
• Assist proposal and business development departments on requests for information and proposal reviews as needed
• Ensure compliance with Centennial’s Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) guidelines and procedures along with all local requirements (OSHA, USACE EM385.1.1, etc.)
• Performance of the required job duties will be in an office environment along with visits to sites that are under construction which may include various weather conditions.

• The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
• The ability to walk terrain and surfaces that may be far, uneven, or temporary.
• The ability to regularly sit, stand, walk, talk and hear.
• The ability to frequently use hands to finger, handle or feel.
• The ability to occasionally climb, balance, stoop, kneel, squat, or reach.
• The ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.




Please reach out to Kelly Cocca Baker (281) 714 - 6883 for any questions related to this position. 


Centennial Contractors Enterprises Inc.  is an Equal Opportunity Employer – All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, on the basis of traits historically associated with race (including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), or any other status protected by the law.


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